Are you planning to travel to Ladakh in 2018?
Then you might want to check the dates of Monastic Festivals in Ladakh and plan your trip around them.
Monastic Festivals in Ladakh represent not only the religious (Buddhist) fervor of the land of the lama but also showcase the cultural heritage of Ladakh in a symphony, that is sure to leave you spellbound.
Biggest monastic festival of Ladakh is of the Hemis Monastery, called, Hemis Tsechu. It will be held on 23rd and 24th June 2018. So if you plan on attending, seeing and documenting the largest monastic festival, then make sure to travel to Ladakh around this time.
Rest of the Ladakhi Monastic Festivals are as follow:
Ladakh Monastic Festival Calendar 2018
Spituk Gustor: 14-15 January
Likir Dosmochey: 13-14 February
Yargon Tungshak: 19-20 February
Stok Guru Tsechu: 24-25 February
Matho Nagrang: 1-2 March
Saka Dawa: 29th May
Yuru Kabgyat: 12-13 June
Sachkul Gustor: 30 June – 1st July
Stongday Gustor: 1-2 July
Karsha Gustor: 11-12 July
Phyang Tsesdup: 11-12 July
Korzok Gustor: 15-16 July
Dakthok Tsetsu: 22-23 July
Sani Nasjal: 26-27 July
Diskit Gustor: 7-8 October
Thiksey Gustor: 27-28 October
Chemday Wangchok: 5-6 November
Galdan Namchot: 2nd December
Apart from these, here are a few tourism festivals that are planned for the 2018 tourist season.
Sindhu Darshan Festival: 12-14 June
Silk Route Festival, Nubra Valley: 23-24 June
Ladakh Polo Festival, Leh: 11-17 July
Tegar Heritage Tourism Festival: 27-28 July
Ladakh Festival: 25-28 September
Losar: 8th December